Folks I have terrible news! The Medicaid Whore from Alaska will not vote in favor of the Graham/Cassidy/Heller/Johnson Bill. She hasn’t come out an said it yet but I found this article she wrote on September 5th. The POS is all in on the Bipartisan Bailout Bill! With the other Medicaid Whore saying NO (Susan Collins from Maine) and Rand Paul saying NO, we will only reach 49 YES votes. The sad truth is that this POS from Alaska will never state her opinion because the bill will never reach the floor!
From the article linked above:
When Republicans assumed the majority in the Senate in January 2015, we pledged to return to “regular order,” governing openly, processing bills through committee and opening the floor debate to members of both parties. Committee work takes time and floor debates can appear confusing, but they give the public a chance to contribute and allow input from all members in developing policy
In addressing health care, an intensely personal issue to all Americans and one with significant impact on our nation’s economy, it’s imperative that everyone is heard. This is why I consistently advocated for regular order while the Senate health care proposals were being drafted so ideas from both parties could be considered and thoroughly examined.
That open process is beginning. The Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee will hold hearings this week and as a member of that committee, I will be deeply engaged through the process. I appreciate that Chairman Lamar Alexander is taking the extra step of opening the process to senators outside of the committee for complete inclusivity. And Alaska’s voice will be heard as our state’s director of insurance, Lori Wing-Heier, will testify on Sept. 6 about Alaska’s experience, our 1332 waiver, and the need for market stability, which is expected to help reduce premiums by over 20 percent in 2018.
However, we must not forget that many Alaskans now have coverage they did not prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As Republicans, we need to acknowledge the beneficial provisions of the ACA while working to build on them. Likewise, Democrats need to acknowledge the ACA’s drawbacks while helping to repair things that are truly faulty and harmful.
I decided to tweet this POS my opinion! No one replies to any of her tweets. I think she loves that. Feel free to destroy her if you have a chance! The Medicaid Whore may actually have to read them since no one writes her.